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Women’s Equality Day

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To help observe Women's Equality Day, See how much you know about the history of women's suffrage and some women's political history in the United States and around the world.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    August 26th is celebrated as Women's Equality Day to commemorate...
    • A. 

      The work women did during the Second World War

    • B. 

      The anniversary of women winning the right to vote

    • C. 

      The flappers of the 1920's

    • D. 

      The contemporary women's rights movement

  • 2. 
    Who was the first woman on U.S. soil to publicly demand the vote?           
    • A. 

      Mary Wollstonecraft, author of Vindication of the Rights of Woman

    • B. 

      Margaret Brent, a southern landowner

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a northern abolitionist

  • 3. 
    In what year did women in the United States win the right to vote?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      1848

    • C. 

      1920

  • 4. 
    Who said "Failure is Impossible"?                     
    • A. 

      Amelia Earhart

    • B. 

      Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    • C. 

      Susan B Anthony

    • D. 

      Phillis Schlafly

  • 5. 
    How many years did it take for women to win the right to vote in the United States?
    • A. 

      72 years

    • B. 

      120 years

    • C. 

      20 years

    • D. 

      51 years

  • 6. 
    What was the name given to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which guaranteed women's right to vote in the United States.
    • A. 

      Abigail Adams Amendment

    • B. 

      Sojourner Truth Amendment

    • C. 

      Susan B. Anthony Amendment

    • D. 

      Gloria Steinem Amendment

  • 7. 
    Which constitutional amendment granted U.S. women suffrage?    
    • A. 

      The Fifteenth Amendment

    • B. 

      The Nineteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      The Twenty-sixth Amendment

  • 8. 
    Women who worked for women's right to vote were called
    • A. 

      Radical

    • B. 

      Immoral

    • C. 

      Suffragist

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    The term suffragist is derived from
    • A. 

      One who suffers

    • B. 

      A voting tablet in ancient times

    • C. 

      The Constitution

    • D. 

      The Bill of Rights

  • 10. 
    What was the first country that granted women the right to vote?
    • A. 

      Canada

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      New Zealand

    • D. 

      United Kingdom

  • 11. 
    Who is the highest ranking elected woman in U.S. history?
    • A. 

      Condoleezza Rice

    • B. 

      Hillary Clinton

    • C. 

      Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    • D. 

      Nancy Pelosi

  • 12. 
    Who was the first woman seated on the U.S. Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      Margaret Sanger

    • B. 

      Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    • C. 

      Sandra Day O'Connor

    • D. 

      Judy Sheindlin ("Judge Judy")

  • 13. 
    Who was the first woman to run for the U.S. House of Representatives, even though she was not even eligible to vote?
    • A. 

      Martha Hughes Cannon

    • B. 

      Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    • C. 

      Deborah Sampson

    • D. 

      Betsy Ross

  • 14. 
    The first woman's rights convention in America was held in:
    • A. 

      Boston, MA

    • B. 

      Seneca Falls, NY

    • C. 

      Cheyenne, WY

    • D. 

      Jamestown, VA

  • 15. 
    In 1868, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton began publishing a newspaper. The slogan on the masthead said:
    • A. 

      "Failure is impossible."

    • B. 

      "A man of quality is not threatened by a woman of equality."

    • C. 

      "Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less."

  • 16. 
    The name of this newspaper published by Anthony and Stanton was:
    • A. 

      The Revolution

    • B. 

      The Lily

    • C. 

      Ms. Magazine

    • D. 

      Woman's Journal

  • 17. 
    The Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage is identified mostly with which woman suffrage activist?
    • A. 

      Alice Paul

    • B. 

      Carrie Chapman Catt

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Blackwell

    • D. 

      Jeannette Rankin

  • 18. 
    Who was the first woman elected to the United States Senate?
    • A. 

      Hattie Wyatt Caraway (1931)

    • B. 

      Shirley Chisholm (1918)

    • C. 

      Rebecca Latimer Felton (1822)

    • D. 

      Jeannette Rankin (1917)

  • 19. 
    The First State where women could vote in the national election was:
    • A. 

      Massachusetts

    • B. 

      Oregon

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      Wyoming

  • 20. 
    Who was the first woman to run for President?
    • A. 

      Sonia Johnson

    • B. 

      Belva Ann Lockwood

    • C. 

      Victoria Woodhull

    • D. 

      Linda Jenness

  • 21. 
    Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to what?
    • A. 

      US Congress

    • B. 

      Major

    • C. 

      Supreme Court Judge

    • D. 

      Governor

  • 22. 
    Who was the first woman to be U.S. Secretary of State?
    • A. 

      Elizabeth Dole

    • B. 

      Condoleezza Rice

    • C. 

      Carol Moseley Braun

    • D. 

      Madeline Albright

  • 23. 
    In 1963 the Business and Professional Women (BPW) group watched as President Kennedy signed this into law?
    • A. 

      Title IX

    • B. 

      Civil Rights Act

    • C. 

      Equal Pay Act

    • D. 

      Equal Employment Opportunity Act

  • 24. 
    When did Congress expanded Women's History Week to a whole month?
    • A. 

      1987

    • B. 

      1911

    • C. 

      1946

    • D. 

      1979

  • 25. 
    Who was the first woman to serve as Attorney General?
    • A. 

      Hillary Clinton

    • B. 

      Condoleezza Rice

    • C. 

      Carol Moseley Braun

    • D. 

      Janet Reno

  • 26. 
    As one of the first leaders for women's rights, who was the first woman pictured on a US coin in circulation?
    • A. 

      Lucy Stone

    • B. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • C. 

      Susan B Anthony

    • D. 

      Matilda Gage

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